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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


Work independently or with minimal supervision to design and execute experiments using cutting-edge technologies in the field of cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry to support drug discovery and elucidate mechanisms of action of key compounds. Developing and implementing novel assays for compound screening and characterization. Interact closely with medicinal chemists to provide biology expertise and support. Participate in various activities of the drug discovery process: from target identification/validation, lead identification/optimization, through to nomination of clinical candidate. Actively and openly participate in research discussions and reviews. Co-authors/authors publications; may co-present with Principal Investigator at meetings and conferences.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field and 5-10 years of related experience. Outstanding laboratory skills. Must have research experience on mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation from tissues or culture cells, Western Blot, and molecular biology techniques such as qRT-PCR. Experience with immunostaining and flow cytometry.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field.

Work Schedule

Primarily days, with the need to take emergency call or work scheduled shifts during active study periods on nights/evenings/weekends and fill in during staff absences.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.